Saturday, 26 September 2009

I'm back!

It's been months since my last post, in which I hinted at a big project that was a work in progress. Well, I'm thrilled to report that it's now completed and ready for a grand unveiling.

Introducing baby Catrin.

She arrived in August and is absolutely beautiful and a complete joy.

I'm afraid I didn't get on very well with pregnancy - I suffered from severe oedema (swelling) which saw my feet expand from a size 5 to a mens size 9, meaning I had to wear mens flip flops to shuffle around in for most of the summer. The swelling affected my hands and wrists as well, causing carpal tunnel syndrome which meant I couldn't knit for pretty much the whole pregnancy.

The knitted project I blogged about last time is still unfinished, although I've recently picked up the needles again and have made great strides there - one final push is all that needs now. It would have been finished already, but since I've been able to knit again I've been distracted with lots of mini-projects which I'll photograph and show next time. I may even have finished that project by then, too!

Sunday, 1 February 2009

Gallivanting and knitting

We've been to Barcelona! It was only a super-quick visit for a couple of days to take advantage of Ryanair's 1p flights (best not think about the imapct on our carbon footprint...) - and it was lovely. I'd never been before, and I was thoroughly impressed - but two days really isn't enough. I want to go back and next time I would like it to be for a week or so. We were very lucky with the weather - it has apparently been quite cold there a couple of weeks previously, but it was a glorious 21 degrees during our visit (although getting chilly in the evenings), which is fantastic for us coming from a Welsh January!

Here is a picture of me being impressed with Barcelona, on top of the tourist bus.

I haven't done much cross stich recently, I seem to have been bitten by the knitting bug again. I did make and complete one mini-project, which turned out to be horrible, so I'm never going to mention it again, and will never photograph it.

This next project is shaping up quite promisingly though - can you tell what it is yet? I've only completed 3 squares so far, there will be 25 when I've finished, in four different colours.

And I'm still working on that other big project, but I'm not ready to share it with you yet - a couple more weeks should do it, I reckon - at least for a WIP pic.

Sunday, 25 January 2009

My absence

Aopologies for my absence of the past few weeks...

Normal blogging will be resumed shortly with news of a brand new project that I've been working on....